What's up July 1?

Today the NuSTAR team adjusted the alignment of the X-ray optics relative to the detectors using a mechanism that can 'tip', 'tilt' and rotate the alignment.     The information fo rhow to do this adjustment was gathered by looking at a supermassive black hole called 3C 273.  

All systems are still nominal, and the observatory prepares to point all over the sky to test out the attitude determination system in preparation for science operations.

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